Historically, Bollywood hasn't had much share in meaningful and offbeat movies that are released every year across the globe. But the 2nd and 3rd quarter of 2018 was something different. With movies like Manmarziyaan, Sui Dhaaga, Raazi, etc. hitting the screens, Bollywood raised the bar for future releases. Below we list our top 3 favourites.
This movie is one of the best Hindi movies released this year and rightly so it has gained popularity immediately after among Indian crowd.
Right after the trailer came out there was a buzz around the performances, thrills in the movie and unexpected turns and events. It did very well in terms of script, direction and not to forget, the acting.
Actor Ayushman Khurana has done a fantastic job and we can't stop wondering whether he is blind or isn't (not a spoiler). He has played a convincing role of boy next door who aspires to be a musician with a twist of having visual impairment. As always, Tabu has an exceptional presence and an impact on the movie. She plays a not-so-likeable villain in this movie with some signs of personality disorder issues hidden in plain sight. When these two meet as a result of a coincidence, the bumpy ride of murder, mystery and surprising events start to unfold.
Radhika Apte plays a girl from Pune who is bubbly and always cheerful. She is relatable in so many ways and her performance in this movie is smooth and effortless. There are some noteworthy actors in the movie which support the main cast and make the movie what it is. Kudos to the director and the entire cast for pulling off this one.
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It’s no surprise that Anurag Kashyap makes movies that are different from your everyday romcoms or dramas. But Manmarziyaan surpasses all expectations the audience might have from a director like Kashyap. The movie deals with everyday yet often kept hushed issues like pre marital sex and imperfect relationships in a rather graceful yet realistic way.
The characters of Rummi (Tapasee Pannu) and Vicky (Vicky Kaushal) have a passionate love affair, where sex is central to their relationship. What I loved most about the movie was how this affair was portrayed. Love is never just about holding hands and promises of marriage, which is how it has been shown in a lot of Hindi movies. Relationships are more messy than that, just like sex is. And it is this freedom that Rummi and Vicky’s relationship has that makes the movie stand apart.
Abhishek Bachchan (Robbie) is a fun surprise in the movie. His charm and eclectic screen presence has not been constant in his other movies. Manmaziyaan showcases him a completely different light, and one can see how much potential he has as an actor. Overall, the movie is a joyride and shows relationships the way they actually are. With brilliant acting from every single artist and amazing work from the entire team, this movie is fresh perspective on love.
A perfect blend of comedy and horror, Stree does well in jamming both ends of the genre into making something really different but yet having a socially impactful message as well. No doubt the movie offers some of the best laugh out loud moments and also some scare tactics to make it different and realistically enjoyable movie of all time. But then as always, any kind of horror movie ends with the ghost needing to die with killing it or freeing it from some kind of curse and that’s the same that happens in Stree. The movie feels a bit too long and in the end, it's more like a cut short of the movie than ending it on a good note.
The comedic timing of Vicky (Raj Kumar) and the other co-actors do make the comedy side something very different and the scare tactics used by the directors and the Shraddha Kapoor’s screen presence really elevated the overall story of the movie.
But despite all the flaws of not being able to be that humorous and also not that impactful from the story point of view, the overall movie delivers a fun entertaining atmosphere which you will love and will scare you here and there unknowingly for sure.
By Truso Writers